PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paybefore has announced that GiftCards.com is the Best in Category winner for the Best Web Sales Channel. Paybefore Awards, now in its fifth year, is the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and stored value card industry. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for the global prepaid community. GiftCards.com, a Wolfe LLC company, received the honor during the Paybefore Awards ceremony at Prepaid Expo USA in Orlando, Fla., on March 7.
This is the second consecutive year that GiftCards.com was named a winner for the Best Web Sales Channel category.
"We are extremely honored to be selected for this award," commented Jason Wolfe, CEO & Founder of Wolfe LLC. "We are constantly thinking of new ways to provide our customers with a better product, experience and service. It's very rewarding for our team to be recognized for their hard work."
GiftCards.com was selected by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year's competition, which—once again—included a record number of entries from around the world.
"Paybefore Awards were created to celebrate the innovators in our industry who are using prepaid to transform payments with ever-more efficient and accessible products," said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel.
"The Paybefore Awards ceremony is the culmination of a long nomination and review process, where the judges painstakingly compare the merits of many fantastic programs. We are thrilled to honor GiftCards.com with the Best in Category distinction, which is the highest honor we bestow," she continued.
About GiftCards.com: GiftCards.com provides customers the ability to personalize their own Visa or MasterCard Gift Card and greeting card with their own photos. GiftCards.com also sells gift cards to popular merchants at a discount and offers a free Group Gifting application for people to raise money for events or a gift.
About Wolfe LLC: Wolfe.com is a leader in marketing platforms that connect consumers to merchants resulting in increased ROI through technology based solutions. Wolfe.com is the only company in the marketplace that provides a complete "on demand" offering for merchants wanting to issue branded Visa, MasterCard, Discover and other gift cards designed to drive customer acquisition, loyalty and online couponing in a single place. Solutions offer broad consumer appeal at GiftCards.com, Swapagift.com, MyCoupons.com, OmniPrepaid.com, WRL.com and GiftCodes.com. As a private, debt free company with no outside shareholders Wolfe.com has the flexibility to make long term investments without the common distractions associated with venture driven companies. Founded in 2006, Wolfe.com is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
About Paybefore: Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and stored value industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry publications include: Paybefore.com™, a searchable online news and information portal; Paybefore News™, daily electronic news briefs; Paybefore News International™, a weekly compilation of prepaid news and events from outside the United States; Paybefore Update™, a downloadable e-newsletter delivered 20 times a year; Paybefore Legal™, a downloadable e-newsletter covering the legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in prepaid, as well as feature articles by leading attorneys in the field; Paybefore Magazine™, a biannual print publication featuring in-depth articles; and the only industry directory, Paybefore Buyer's Guide™, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.